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indefinitely. that because of the protest by supporters of islamist president mohammed morsi. the court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the islamist dominated panel that drafted the new constitution. but it now says it cannot operate in what it calls a "climate filled with hatred." steve harrigan live in cairo at the moment with the latest developments. not very encouraging, steve. good morning. >> reporter: certainly not. in a blow to the egypt constitutional court. judges were going to meet today but the building they were going to meet in was surrounded by protesters in favor of the egypt president mohammed morsi. the judges were too concerned about trying to enter the building. they failed to do so. they said they would not meet anymore under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation. to an example of mob rule here. justices building surrounded and the justices failing to meet today. as far as the constitution, pushed through in one night, earlier in the week, it's now set to go to a referendum. nationwide vote on this. december 15. president morsi said those extreme powers which he adop
news alert, growing outrage in egypt. mohammed morsi withdrawing part of the decree that expanded his powers but going ahead with a referendum on a new constitution. following two weeks of unrest with demonstrators storming the presidential palace and calling for the fall of his regime. welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. >> good morning. >> the political crisis as jamie said is worsening in egypt. president morsi's supporters say a referendum is needed to complete a democratic transition. opponents say mr. morrissey is becoming yet another dictator. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> they have a new constitution, a referendum next saturday. why is it so dangerous? >> well, the question whether morrissey can force this vote saturday is critical because the draft constitution that the constitution assembly has written is schreier friendly. it puts the doctrine into the constitution, christians and others in the country are very worried about it. they're very worried once the constitution is put into place, they may never get a real chance to change it. so t
? will it be an islamic state? >> this is a significant victory for the muslim brotherhood and president mohammed morsi even though voter turnout was down. the approval rate looks to be 63, 64%. that's not far off from what the muslim brotherhood got in the parliamentary agreement which was ruled illegal prompting a battle between morsi and the judiciary. they've proven they can get out the votes. there are clams claims of fraud and they'll reject the legitimacy of the constitution. the struggle is hardlily over but it's a success for the muslim brotherhood. >> this is a defeat for the christians? there are dire warnings of consequentials for the christian minority making up 10% of egypt. what does this mean for those who are not muslim? >> for the cop ticks it's immense concern. during the last two years of the arab spring, something in the order of over 100,000 coptic christians fled egypt and they're facing the prospect of sharia law. they don't think they're just a bunch of moderates. this is a worrying development, there's a lot of speculation the coptic christian christmas which is january 7th ne
vote. this is a constitution that's divided this new democracy, favored by mohammed morsi and the muslims defenders say it's needed to gain the protection. next saturday's voting will happen in the rural areas of the country, favorable to the conservative islamist party. so at this point it seems this constitution's going to happen. there are a chances for the opposition to modify it after the fact but that's difficult. the new constitution also means there will be a new parliament voted in but islamists on that side are well organized. the fear is that the opponents, the critics, will again have to take it to the streets. >> all right, so potentially the violence and demonstrations may not end. >>> as you heard greg report, the islamist predicted to score a victory in the weekend vote. what does it mean for egypt's future, the role of morsi and the potential of a islamist state in egypt. john bolton jones us about every sunday at this time. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> the new constitution says islam is the official religion of the state. what other impac
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